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wonderful ideas and implementing ideas, and with that, i would like to present to you on behalf of our city and to the mayor -- >> as everybody knows, we did have our 77th anniversary of the golden gate bridge, not quite as old as some of the things in paris, and so this is a set of prints, there's many of them. >> oh, i love the golden gate. >> so beautiful. >> celebrating our 77th anniversary. >> so, we give you this, in order the take it home, you have to walk across the bridge. [laughter]. >> i can do it. [laughter]. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> of course, our pleasure. >> yes, dear friends, i'm very happy to be back in san francisco because charlotte waits for me. [laughter]. >> i [inaudible] charlotte and i don't go in san francisco six years ago, so my english is very bad, and i am going to speak french. (speaking french). >> i'm very happy to be here again. first of all, because san francisco and paris are both very great cities, american and french cities and i cannot think with great emotion that between the american people and the french people, history has given us the best of
, revenue and taxes for the city. we have a whole expansion team. it's' private-public partnership. all partnering to make this thing happen. so what is our goals? is that location has changed dram itally and to work cost-effectively to stay onbudget and deliver the project. so this is the context of where we're looking at. it's right on the lines of new central subway. there will be a moscone stop. we have three separate buildings, south opened 32 years and north opened 20 years and moscone west opened a little over ten years ago. for the study looked at that whole area and looked at the three moscone sites and the two garages, 5th and missing the and the moscone garage between folsom and howard. one of the problems with moscone center it was built basically when the neighborhood was not what it is today. and it was built kind of in independent, isolated area to almost a suburban-type building in what has been a very urban area. we market san francisco as a pedestrian-friendly city and pedestrians are not allowed to walk around the moscone center in some areas. so we need to improve
you for your work. i really believe you go across the entire city above and beyond and you have done a lot of volunteering of your time. i'm sure you have done this a lot. i just want to say thank you for your service. it is really important. we rely a lot on you in the city. there should be more of you in terms of doing what you are doing so thank you. >> i think you are right. should be more of me but unfortunately there's only one of me and the entire san francisco say also can't find another one, even in sfpd or the d.a.'s office. >> can i just say that one thing that really angers me about these scams is many seniors are really isolated and don't have a younger person to talk with them about being careful, so they are so isolated that they don't talk to others. i'm hoping sf safe or the senior organizations and many community-based groups can do more to reduce that isolation for many older folks. but i think that is a broader issue than what law enforcement can deal with but i see that targeting vulnerable that are most isolated is what many criminals do. >> another thing is, a
compliance is up. the violence is down. a variety of entertainment is what makes our city great. we will touch on the upcoming party legislation -- party bus legislation and a safe place for our youth to go. after our panel discussion will have some regard groups so we can share ideas and brainstorm. we have a very luminary panel here. right now, i would like to introduce our cheap -- chief of police. [applause] >> good afternoon. i also am not john newlin, and i have less hair than him. [laughter] is a pleasure to be here for the second year. there are fewer people here. that might be because it has been a good year. as audrey suggests i believe that is because of partnership is up. we want to be a police department that you are comfortable calling before anything happens with out fear of having us say, no, we are going to shut it down. we want to work with you to make it happen, but it means as safely as possible. certainly, alcohol always played a role as well as the age of the patrons, and on and on. again, please give us a chance to further develop the trust that we have been b
out what they were looking for in collaborative, interactive work environments. and bringing the city into those work environments, and the connection and the need for amenities like cultural amenities and the arts and food and all of those kinds of things. and so instead of it being design professionals and people in the real estate industry sort of imposing on the world what they think the world wants, it is sort of coming the other direction. if that is, in fact, a new trend, i was not the only person who left that room sort of saying, gee, i feel old, you know? in terms of this is a whole new way in which we're going to now be doing our business in the real estate industry? and i think today's speakers are going to focus on various parts of all of that. and i think that is a large part of what makes san francisco such an exciting environment now. so thank you everybody. [ applause ] >> thank you and thanks again to shephard mullen. so i'm not going to take a lot of time with the mayor's introduction, because i want to give him all the time and i know he has a busy schedule, but
. >> welcome to city hall. thank you for joining us. thank you for coming out. i want to thank members of the board of supervisors. i want to thank them for being here in this joint recognition of our commissioners and members of 14 different bodies that will be appointed today to committees and commissions. i want to thank all the friends and family for joining us. let me say how excited i am this past week, i have been watching a certain convention. next week, we will have an even more exciting convention to watch. it is of course, in the spirit of the expected national, regional, and state elections we are preparing for. it is also a reminder of the importance of our civic duty and all the different departments we have created. public engagement is extremely important to the way we run government in san francisco. it has always been about public engagement. we need the last bodies come a different viewpoints, different economic classics -- classes, ethnicities, and regions of the city to be well-represented on everything we do because that is what makes our city great. it is that th
reform as we talked about it at that time to get the city in better economic gear. we had also chosen a new police chief by a year-ago and excited to see what that was. and then supervisor kim and i and david chiu had been fresh off of helping the company called twitter sustain the city and i want to thank supervisor kim, who is here today and we're working closely together to make sure we're doing it right. that all of the impacts that we can generate positively, not only on central market, but throughout her district and throughout the city. i also want to acknowledge other people that are working really hard, because my feeling in a year-ago was that after all of those things that we did, and the work that we had done that first year, rest was my major focus. and after i met with you last year, rest was not on the agenda. absolutely not. in fact, we had gone right to work because there were so many of you who had also felt that the city could turnaround. you have given me and our staff investor confidence in this city as we move forward and there are so many things to report on. a
you can see the elevator to city park. again, very prominent, very well signed and actually quite large. next. we're now at the park level itself. you see mission square below. the concentration of activity just outside the bridge connection from the transit center, it's where a majority of people will come by escalator and elevator up to the park level. there is a large skylight that brings light deeply into the transit center itself. there are restaurants, festival plazas, points of activity. so, this is a real nexus of concentration of human activity at the park level. next. and if you go up to the park, standing back looking back towards what we're characterizing as the porch, it's the canopy and the connection from the tower to the transit center, very generous, very visible and again it operates on an urban scale. it is a bold and welcoming gesture. next. if you move a bit more closely you see the canopy above you. this canopy has several functions. it will obviously shelter you from sun and rain, but also it helps mitigate the flow of wind on the face of the tower as does t
at the elvis crossed. [laughter] i did not make it. now i have become a bureaucratic the city of sacramento, which seems like a pretty glorious way to go. but i have met some pretty fantastic people through that. i'm eager to work with you on all of the issues that you have. there's a great staff that operates the office in san francisco. they resolve most of the problems that we could possibly face. there have been a couple that people live come -- have asked me to come down and meet with them on. i am more than happy to do that when there is something that we cannot resolve at the local level. san francisco is a place that we are very proud of. we got kicked out of our office, just by the landlord and the release. there is a lot of political pressure on us just to keep the political office closed. as most of my staff will tell you, there was really one person who thought it was the perfect idea to stay in san francisco and pay the market rent, and that was me. maybe state bureaucrats did not like that some much, but at least one of them did, and that was me. we are delighted to be in san
customers really feel we need and we really feel in order to stay competitive with other cities such as san diego who has already over 540,000 square feet. we want to figure out to add additional space and make a t a better player in the neighborhood. so we're looking at adding three buildings above moscone north and south lobby and at the corner of 3rd and howard. we'll add up to another 100,000 square feet of meeting space on top of the existing buildings. what this will allow us to do is two things. it allows us to add the meeting space, but expand the space because we want to on top of these buildings is expand the garden experience. expand the public experience that you can do. the public will be able to use the space and it will be programmable space for convention use also. so really expand that whole urban park/plaza field of the yerba area. we'll narrow that down to be more urban feel and pedestrian and people active and you will see a lot more dynamics going on and make that much more active with the neighborhood. here is a view looking east on howard street. how will it connect
have a general obligation bond oversight committee and we have bond oversight at the city college. so we have a more tradition of bond oversight than in the past. if this is not extended my understanding is that there would be effectively no oversight of the literally billions of dollars of [pwo-pbts/]s bonds that the puc has. so i would just offer those comments. on the legislation itself, sorry i did read it online 9-10, there there is no reference to section 1. there are section 2 and 3. unless you have any questions, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> through the chair to our city attorney real quick. does that make sense to have that in there, section 1? >> yes. >> we have it online? >> right under "be it ordained." >> can i take time to answer the question why we put 2013 into the legislation? soly so i will give you an honest answer. i was the economist on it and the sf puc said give us a plan and we'll >> instructor: >> instructor: so we picked 2013 for a reason, because state law, bay area water conservancy passed ab 1823 that said you must spend 50% of the mone
in particular, but i think that overall logic is that chinatown is the densest neighborhood in the city. these parks are the most heavily used in the city. i think the call for a need for a particular attention to improvement is there. i would agree that i would have liked to see what's actually called out to be first in priority, but as i understand, there are c-e-q-a problems or other kind of restrictions that wouldn't allow that. so, i would move to approve. >> second. >> commissioner moore. >> would the city attorney be able to advise as to whether or not there are any other tentative language that could be added in order to satisfy both concerns with other citizens that for parks will take up all funding priorities? and that is their concern. i'm not speaking about myself. that is what the public asked me to communicate. and is there a way of adding additional language which indeed supports the idea of what is implied and described by commissioner wu yet does not basically say because of the way generalizes [speaker not understood] expression chinatown parks, that that freezes all
of policy for the city, i would rather err on the side of doing more than less. and, again, i just think that from my perspective, it's what i would want for my family. and, so, i don't know if that's possible, but i would simply urge the city to do that. i think it's money well spent. (applause) >> ms. brownell, if i have family and i lived on the island, obviously what i heard, if i was to make a request to dph or to i guess the appropriate agencies, would we be able to do additional assessments by request? is that something we can figure out a way to figure out a system for? >> we can certainly explore that idea. again, the california department of public health is the agency -- >> they're the ones that do that? >> -- that did those studies and we can talk to them about that concept. >> okay. i think that as much as we can, because -- i think we have to understand the concerns are reasonable. that regardless of what we say, regardless of what our regulatory is saying, when you have children, when you yourself are living on the island, you're going to continue to have concerns regardle
in the city. not just by complaints, but by pest control operator abatement will help us understand the scope of this throughout the city of san francisco. i did have a number of amendments, which i had articulated prior to public comment and i was hope we could take a motion to amend. >> so moved. >> and we can do that again without opposition. i also just wanted to thank in particular our bed bug working group that has been meeting for the past two years and in particular thank danette lambburg. josh vining, tina chung, ben ing, seth kathman, brad bishop and joyce lam and this is collection not just of organizers and tenants burb , but our pest control operators. i want to thank the department of public health barbara, karen kahn and doctor batti and to the department of building inspection. we'll continue to work on this. this is the just the first of many steps, but i think the uniform regulations from public health department. >> move forward with recommendation. >> we have a motion to move forward with recommendation and we can do that without opposition. [ gavel ] thank you everyon
friends, and they continue to be treasures to san francisco, to our city, to our state, and to our nation. and i was so impressed yesterday that both of them intently sat here yesterday taking it all in. and it was the highlight really i think of the seminar to have the evening closing remarks capped off by former secretary of state george schultz. so, thank you very much, sir, for being here. (applause) >> it is a wonderful partnership that he shares with his wife who is chief of protocol for our city and our state, charlotte schultz. so, thank you very much. (applause) >> certainly this partnership couldn't take place without all of the heavy lifting and hard work done by the san francisco fleet week association. so, thank you to general myatt for your vision. this is your three of not only the celebration events, but what you spoke to earlier. also the executive director of the fleet week association lewis lubin. thank you very much. (applause) >> i've had the pleasure of serving in the san francisco fire department for 22 years. it will benign years in nine since i stepped up and took
away in 1906 from the devastating earthquake, but the rebirth of our city is with us. i have been in all of these other positions where we are always prepared. and we are already engaged in recovery efforts. we were there with a whole staff. we have six we assure you that when the next big event happens, that water system will be there for us to deliver water with that 24 hours. a huge change from depending on this fountain. we are handing it off to generations of youth in the city to understand -- make sure they're prepared. go to our website, it tells you all the things there. iti is about having those items prepared.w we will survive. that is how we get ready and celebrate and honor the people who left us and make sure our city is ready. thank you for being here. congratulations to our survivors. >> very nice job. behind me is a good friend and a great firechief. you go back 106 years. braxton morning. -- good morning. one of the survivors could not be with us. those are amazing changes. it does give us the opportunity to remember what happened. we commemorate those who suffere
, and a father. i was hoping to speak today as a small-business person doing various kinds of events in the city with similar challenges that illustrate the need for further reform in the city to make the process make more sense while still maintaining public safety. >> hello, folks. my name is jeff, founder of public works. i love good food, music and art, creativity in general. i tried to reflect that in the venue. by booking manager had an opportunity in lake tahoe. i love san francisco and the diversity here. i find that when you operate a venue and it is diverse and has a variety of things going on, there is a certain openness. when it is open to all the folks in the city, problems of violence and things like that do not tend to come along. thank you. >> thank you. i love my panel. in the producer of the largest fetish event next year. thank you, from the. [laughter] i wanted to start with you, jeffrey. this is a big thing of mine. everyone says that they love good food and music. i love a good cocktail. obviously, that is part and parcel of the issue that came up around all ages, 21 and ov
>>> tonight on "nightline," an american war zone. in cities all across this nation, killing fields hidden in plain sight. among the casualties, a 7-year-old, gunned down selling candy. and a 6-year-old, sitting on the porch with her mother. we take you inside a hidden america. to chicago, where we meet children, afraid to leave their houses. and the young gang members caught up in a brutal battle. >> you got to be smart out here because you will be gone. off this earth. i i might not even make it today. >> and, an unprecedented event, as we bring 38 gang members together to sit down and talk with their rivals. and with the courageous mothers and children begging them to stop. >> don't shoot -- >> don't shoot -- >> don't shoot, i want to grow up. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, bill weir, and tonight, cynthia mcfadden with diane sawyer in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," october 19th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, my colleague and "world news" anchor, diane sawyer, joins us with the latest in on o
the citizens will see when they access our website, and it will match the city's websiteses since this is a city-wide software program. we already renewed all the initial historical data conversion requirements with the vendor. we've got a list of items that we're working on to be able to transfer the nice data migration completely transferred over, more or less. we've also connected the vendor server to build out the gis system currently in planning with all the address and the owner parcel information interfaces. that's also with the city program, the city address database. so, that is already being completed as we speak. and then, of course, we had staff that participated in the user conference that was held in, it was actually product and technical training classes. a lot of our staff attended that. a lot of planning staff attended that. the next steps on the process or on the software is to build -- is for the vendor to actually build the approved change orders into the core configuration system. and then we're going to begin to detail the requirements for the actual screens
to not have -- to charge for bags, it didn't matter if the city passed an ordinance that included everybody. everybody would have to charge for bag bags. and i think this is kind of a similar issue. it probably should be applied -- i think it's better that this issue be grappled with at the board and apply to all grocery stores instead of kind of -- which is kind of your point. doing it piece by piece with new grocery stores. i think it's a city issue whether alcohol statewide how alcohol gets sold. i mean, i think state law would apply. >> we all agree. >> commissioner sugaya. >> i think what commissioner moore was trying to say was to have staff take a look at what state language is and to see whether or not if it has more clear or more definitive way of defining what check out stands are and that kind of thing. >> happy to do that. i don't have that language in front of us, so -- >> right. it would certainly apply because it's a state law, but we can bring that language back to you so in future motions you can get the language better. >> the other thing is are we going to strike [speaker
joined the board of supervisors was to call a hearing on bedbugs in the city and county of san francisco. prior to that hearing actually a group of many of our residents from neighborhoods, chinatown and south of market and the tenderloin had been convening meetings fore over a year to discuss what we could do about the citywide epidemic that has been plaguing our neighborhoods. through the work group this legislation came forwards a series of recommendations on what we could do to better abate bedbugs and the bedbug abatement issue here in san francisco. this legislation will address three primary issues. the first of course is to actually collect data on bedbug abatement. so to require pest control operators to report to the department of public health on bedbug abatements and to have disclosures and create better information by the city and county of san francisco for tenants, our operators and for our property owners. so i wanted to call up two individuals who have been working very steadily on this project. mr. vining and miss chung. [ applause ] actually before i do that i wanted
that affected by day-to-day living. and outreach organizer at central city collaborative, i have the opportunity and if they had known before they would have made a different choice. this legislation will help prospective tenants by knowing the two-year history of the unit. i thank supervisors kim and campos for introducing this legislation and i wanted to take this opportunity to ask everyone who worked and support this legislation to please stand up and be recognized. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, mr. reed >> hello. my name is mr. barros and live in an sro and we had an outbreak in the building. no new movie-ins basically their rooms were infested and the management actually moved the people knowing that it was infested. the two prior tenants basically left because of that situation. as for myself i had sleepness night because of this. i'm on administrative leave without pay right now from my job, due to the fact that i had bed bugs and i got treatment basically i'm waiting for the final inspection from the health inspector. so that is not until november 1st. so all together this is
, there are a number of additional concerns that we have. how do we -- the city, maintain a committee of able and committed members? as it stands the committee is all volunteer. the workload as of now are far too labor intensive to be sustained by a volunteer board. so as you just suggested perhaps staggering terms would be an excellent idea. but this is just one issue. the officers have collectively identified a number of issues and large-scale questions, but i believe we're at a point that some changes need to be made. first the committee need goes through some major changes such as do the standards of care continue to make sense at this time? they did at one time. but it might not make sense anymore and how can we as a committee without teeth enforce standards of care? how can we expect shelters to meet standards of care when they are unfunded? and what is a just penalty for non-compliance? certainly it doesn't make sense to fine somebody for not having enough money. so my purpose again is not to [pr-erpbt/] present frustration, but suggest a change and the committee will need the suppo
county and pick people up at the presidio and into the city as they go down to oracle and google and adobe, and apple. all of these companies are running these buses to bring people that they want to hire and they want to retain down to their corporate headquarters in silicon valley. it's a tremendous change and i would postulate if you think about this for a moment, it's essentially like the suburban flight of the 1960's turned on its head. when you think back about what was going on in cities in suburbia in the 1950's, '60's and 70's, people didn't want to live in the cities and people wanted to go out to the suburbs for good school districts and a good quality of life. today that is turned on its head. people want to be in the cities. they want the activity. they want to be in the dynamic environment. what you saw in the suburban flight of the 1960's and 1970's was that after people moved out to the suburbs, so, too, did the companies move out to the suburbs. and i think what you are going to see is increasing pressure, if this is a battle between the employees and the employ
will provide. the municipalities say they are confused and frustrated. >> this is a city in the prefecture lying within 30 kilometers of the nuclear power plant. that means none of its 27 evacuation centers would be usable in the event after nuclear accident. >> translator: the centers will be useless under the 30-kilometer rule. >> under the guidelines the city has to find evacuations outside the city for all 90,000 residents. other problems have surfaced. the city needs to map out evacuation routes and make detailed plans to relocate the city office and protect civilians from radiation. however, the nra has not provided criteria for evacuation or measures to prevent radiation exposure. iodine tablets to prevent thyroid damage remain on the shelves at schools and the city office. the pills can cause serious side effects so they have to be distributed with care but the nra has yet to provide instructions how to use them. >> translator: we want to know when to evacuate people. but the criteria for this and other measures are still unclear. the national government appears undecided. >> repor
and commissioners. my name is manny forts. i'm with the city office of complaints and san francisco. also here is the senior investigator, edward mcmahon who is standing in the rear. i am pleased to be here to speak with you about the function of office of citizen complaints. it is the third largest civilian oversight of law enforcement in the united states. only behind the city of new york and chicago. the office was created by the board of supervisors in 1982. it was put into place in 1983. we are nearly 30 years old. we were originally in the san francisco police department, but was later placed under the direct supervision of the police commission and is an independent agency. it is separate from the police department and the police commission is also a civilian body. we conduct investigations to find out what happened. if we follow the evidence by interviewing the person who brought the complaint, the involved police officers, and other civilian witnesses. we have subpoena power to compel testimony and obtain evidence. we obtain additional evidence from the police department in the form o
don't think you have information. and i'm just saying the city is very dynamic. there was not a recession when this project was approved. the recession was in 2008. it's now nearly 2013. and this project was approved nine years ago based on a really old eir by [inaudible]. and i throw that out to you. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >>> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is andrew green. i live in sunset. and these buildings are just another representation of what i see as your meat lock of inspiration and respect for the beauty of this city. we are already what people want. we already are, and it seems like you are still trying to become. you know, for years people fought what was the [speaker not understood] of this city, and this is another representation of the complete destruction of the character of this beautiful place. you really need to look deep inside yourselves and see why, why do you need -- why can't you reign in your desires and the desires of others? there's so much wonderful architecture happening right now. we live in a time
and avail themselves of all the other things that are in the city. but just in terms of the business community, everyone is very close together on a very flat easily transportable surface. i don't know, there is some conjecture years ago about the height limits that were passed in the '80s and original limits on amount of commercial square footage whether or not that led to the advent of commercial business parks in the bay area. i think it was a combination of factors. that might have been part of it. it might have been the fact that the political climate may have changed some in san francisco at the same time. might have been the economy went south. but they were still building some commercial real estate in places where no one would expect them to be. in fact, i still don't understand why we have business parks in san ramon and some of the places in the south bay that don't really make any sense and aren't close to any public transportation or anything else and are totally auto dependent. so, this is a great idea to have regional growth particularly employment growth directed towa
poling area, broadway, you see them all around the city now on the weekends. >> ok, well thank you. another question on a different topic. you reported 30% increase in auto thefts. can you give us an idea of why you think there has been such a marked increase and what your thoughts on are in terms of action to bring that down? >> i notice several months we had over 30 stolen vehicles when usually we have about 20 per month in the district. and i looked at our crime statistics, and the last month we had a downward trend of about 55% but that was because there were two arrests for auto theft. usually an auto thief will not just steal one car but he'll steal maybe 10 or 20 cars. so with two arrests that brought down the crime rate considerably. we just have to catch some more auto thiefs. but the good news is that 90% of them, they are recovered. looking at the statistics in the central district, 70% of the autos stolen in the central district are recovered in the central district. >> so in terms of prevention, is there a message that can be sent out to the community in particular if
at hayes and market when a passenger got into an argument with the driver. when a city worker on board tried to intervene, the passenger got up and stabbed the guy in the neck with a pair of scissors. that victim was taken to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. the attacker was arrested. >>> the stakes for california's ballot initiatives couldn't be higher. millions of dollars are being pumped into campaigns in an effort to sway your vote. but as cbs 5 political reporter grace lee reports, it's hard to tell who is signing the checks. >> reporter: that's right. two of the best funded ballot measures are proposition 30, that's the governor's tax initiative, and proposition 32 which would ban payroll deductions for political purposes. now, both are getting a lot of attention because there is so much money involved. this election 290 million has been spent on 11 ballot initiatives. props 30 and 32 got the most a combined $197 million out of that $290 million. and now an unknown group from out of state is contributing millions. it's spurring all kinds of political pushing espec
day. about five years ago he purchased this restaurant and he went to the city building inspectors. he looked it over. he remodeled a bathroom to make it handicap accessible but they forgot to mention a two-inch lip. so, a year ago he was sued. he had to sell his business [speaker not understood]. the sad part about it is his two little kids he's trying to support and a family. so, i just wanted to kind of let you know this is a personal matter for people. and anything that you can do to help the small businesses without deterring people that are handicapped, if it's your power, do so. thank you. >> thank you. >>> good morning, commission, [speaker not understood], acting deputy director. as far as in-house cat training we were trying to get cat training for nearly eight months. the following year we had to get three vendors. we had two, but we need three for the controller [speaker not understood] to get three comparable bids because it is very expensive. we just recently got that and we should be getting approval in the near future for training for cats. we hope it will be within two
and small private ones, in cities and in the rural areas, in high school, middle school, even elementary school. >> i think that they should teach the kids that it's not good to maybe touch each other inappropriately in the hallways and say inappropriate things. >> and it's not just at school. one in three students say they've been harassed through a text, e-mail, or facebook. >> i was in high school and really open about my sexuality, and then people had a problem with that. but then, you know, they were bullying me online. >> when you're harassed electronically through social media, it can be devastating. it doesn't end at the end of the school day. it continues on into the evenings. it seems like it's everywhere. it can seem like it's everybody. >> surprisingly, a lot of teens admit they harass others. some say it's no big deal or it's funny, but it's not. >> it can make them feel sick to their stomach. they can have trouble going to school. they may have trouble concentrating on their school work and may not even want to go to school. >> sadly, only half the students who were victimi
talked last year a lot about a happy flight after a win, going to the next city. that will be one happy flight for the giants, thanks to the work by zito. descalso takes low. if the giants can hang on and force a game six sunday night. shutout baseball through 7 2/3. descalso trying to extend it. he is 1 for 3 on the evening. here's the 1-2. outside. 2-2. arias has taken over at third. crawford, scutaro and phelps. blanco, pence in right. posey flashes the signs and now the 2-2. away. 3-2. romo ready with the 3-2 pitch to descalso. fly ball into left. blanco is there and the giants have won game five and force game six on sunday night! the first guy leading the charge out of the dugout is the left-handed starter, barry zito, who goes 7 2/3, allows six hits and did not allow a run. >> tim: more than what the giants could have asked this evening. >> joe: a three hour, three minute game and a 5-0 win for san francisco in game five. zito 1-0 now this postseason. lance lynn, 1-2. it will be carpenter and vogelsong on sunday evening in san francisco. carpenter lost that first go round to voge
that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography cla
convention and we're happy to have it and we're one of a rotation of three or four cities that is able to host that throughout the country. secondly, the secretary search subcommittee met last week and will meet again this coming wednesday on the 24th to move forward, and we will, you know, discuss that when we can. the body as a whole, it's actually going to be calendar in the future if i'm not mistaken en. >> it's actually following this item. >> it is on the calendar, great. and thirdly, i always wonder why we've been so fortunate in san francisco to be the origin of so many innovative projects, inventions, concepts and businesses. everywhere you go, you see things that were invented here. you see businesses that began here worldwide, not in the region, but specifically in the 49 square miles of san francisco. and, of course, you know, obviously at the beginning of port, the advantage of having the bay was the first factor. but i also think that one other advantage we have is our weather. and although everyone loves today's weather out there, i think if you have to do things in this
and michael to present for the city and county of san francisco. we will have presentations first. we may have questions from colleagues, including myself. and then we will open up for public comment. and this is a time to give feedback and also questions and concerns to us on the board. and then we'll continue the conversation after that. i also want to acknowledge that many of our residents have been writing to us about the outages, the electricity outages that have been going on the island. well, that's not the subject of the hearing today, i just want to let you know that that's something that our office is working on. we're convening the public utilities commission and the city administrator's office and tida to see what we can do to support the aging infrastructure through which our electricity runs through. as many of you know, this is the infrastructure that -- well, actually we haven't inherited yet, but it's currently owned by the u.s. navy. it's aging. they haven't put in the investment to improve it mainly because when the new development goes in, we're going to set up an entirely
, but i'm talking about the supervisors was wrong. in year 2000, the voters of this city voted that no toxic land be turned over to the city until it was clean to residential use. that shipyard, one part of it was turned over. but guess what? nothing is being built. it's still radiation over there. people are dying in bayview hunters point still. people are sick, cancer. right now today. don't let this happen to the people over there at treasure island. don't let this happen to the babies that's going out there. and if the kids roll on the ground, whatever toxins when they had the school out there, some of the kids got cancer when they were going over there eight years ago. and when they go over there, they bring that stuff back home. the rest of the family gets the same toxic, come in the house, the kids laying on the floor. it is wrong. but what is going on? and then they're going to tell you -- know what they're going to tell you? well, the site that's got the radiation, we're going to cover it with cement. that's what they're going to tell you because that's what they try t
in the city. if we're in danger, let me know where i can go. we'll get in a boat if we have to. just let us know. thank you. >> thank you, ms. connolly. (applause) >>> hello, my name is la shandra price, i'm a resident of treasure island. most and foremost i am a concerned parent, also a member of good neighbors, also a member of treasure island health network. and i'm sorry that i have to stand here right now and have this conversation. i'm sorry that i've already been through this when i was living in hunters point. i'm sorry that i used to be a hazmat technician and [speaker not understood] any of these agencies had my family and my health in their best interest. it concerns me that -- and you couldn't even get with the ceo on the 5%. we're talking about 5% here. and they haven't even agreed on that. you have them saying one thing. you're telling me everything is safe. this is where i live. this is where my children are being raised. this is where i am concerned that my entire community is going to become one huge question. i grew up in hunters point in the bayview area so i know about t
evidence was found in his car. >>> a san francisco city worker is recovering after being stabbed on muni. a bus was at hayes and market when a passenger got in a fight with the driver. a city worker intervened and was stabbed with scissors. >>> police are looking for the man who may have fired at police and crashed into a cab trying to flee. the only evidence left at the scene were dozens of cd by an oakland rap musician. a passenger was arrested. the cabdriver was not seriously hurt. >>> san jose police arrested one of their own. charged with grand theft as part of a nine month internal investigation into time sheet fraud. he's been placed on paid leave. >>> the political cease-fire didn't last long, after playing nice last night todd the can -- today the candidates were back it. the president using terms like "sketchy." >> today romney hit back. >> he's changing up so much and backtracking and side stepping, we have to name this condition he's going through. i think, i think it's called romnesia. >> the president accused romney of switching positions on abortion, tax cut and energy pro
. it is definitely filled with exciting activities. we are so fortunate to live in a city where we have a robust offering of cultural activities. i also want to add my voice to the course of those across the city that are saying, go giants >> this past friday, our middle school students over 3,000 of our middle school students, were treated to an exclusive concert, at the harley strictty blue grass festival at the golden gate park. thanks to the late warren hellman, a true men of san francisco, this has become an annual tradition for the sixth graders and the school staff throughout san francisco. we have the opportunity to enjoy a morning concert with some of the festival's greatest artists in an open air arena where everyone has fresh air. our students had a great time. i can report to the board and to the public that there was lots of singing and dancing, that took place. and i also want to thank the organizers of the harley strictly blue grass festival and our amazing team of district employees, lead and supported by mary richards in our human resources department for another exciting festiv
issue of the san francisco unified school district and verses the city and county of san francisco. so we had a discussion around that and basically we asked for further study, i think, of the issue. >> say that again? >> a working group was to be formed. and then... >> that is right. >> then it will report back to us as they begin their work over time. >> and we had volunteers in the audience at the time. and so anybody know the status of the work group? >> i know that it was just last week. okay. that is okay. i mean this is... we have to report, but we should get an update of what is happening with that. >> next, item, from the city, and school district select committee. reporting commissioners fewer and maufas and mendoza. >> i will let fewer take over because she was engrossed and outspoken >> we saw a powerpoint on the student drop out rates for the class of 2014-2015. and it was some what astounding and disappointing and i think that it sort of made everybody's jaw drop. but, we have made... with the students who will try to graduate with the class of 2014. and so, we also heard
is a city that is very rich area for purposes of these type of frauds and scams to occur. notably the landscape encompasses people that own a lot of property or people that own property that's real estate value have appreciated. there's a lot of equity and people that purchase during the housing market so there are people at risk of foreclosure. this makes a rich environment for people to commit fraud and scams. they are preying on people that have property or equity in the property so they can take the money in the property. they have people desperate in need of relief from mortgages. there's a lot of activity in san francisco. what this enables our office to do is create a specialized unit. to continue to create a specialized unit and build on expertise our office has previously developed. many of you may have heard recently we have had two very noteworthy cases, one was a case involving a 2.2 million fraud scheme where several suspects had filed false deeds in attempt to steal property that was already paid for, no mortgages. and lat attempted to go get money loans off the prop
? >> of course it's worth considering because the deal might not be there. look, cities are spending 41% of their revenue coming from the state. they're not balancing their budget. the federal government has 40% of their budget they're borrowing from other countries. once you haveny type of austerity measures in place, you'll feel it at the local level. take the money now because it may not be there later. to the state's point of view, you either pay them now or pay through unemployment. so it's a win-win for the states. >> christian, you can't deny our pension funds are broke. so get the people out while you can. maybe you don't have to pay them. >> it's one too. it may be useful in a lot of circumstances but again, i would like to remind everybody government employees provide valuable public services. it's not just a matter of items on a balance sheet. >> you're talking -- >> you want to make sure -- if i can finish, that you provide services in the most efficient way for taxpayers. if you end up buying out -- >> let him -- >> providing that benefit, then that's a problem. >> jonathan
to find alternate routes, like rick. he lives in hayward and works in a hotel in foster city on saturday. his usual commute is measured in minutes. >> get there in 17 minutes and now it will take, i don't know, an hour or more? i don't know. we will see how it goes. >> this woman runs the go-bot games. >> the games again saturday. she made sure her contestants and audience new of the closure. we are hoping everyone will take that into account. caltran asked everyone to plan routes using alternate bridges to travel this weekend. this map shows you the routes you should use when the san mateo bridge is closed. highway 237, the dumbarton bridge and the bay bridge a word to the wise, if you are headed to the giants game at&t park this sunday, make sure you use one of those alternate routes because the san mateo bridge, of course, will be closed. in hayward, abc7 news. >>> for more help navigating around the closer, download our exclusive abc7 waze traffic app. you can do that a abc7news.com/waze. >>> the giants are home after dominating game five of the national league championship series la
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